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Gaia GPS - Topo Maps and Hiking Trails

$19.99 4+ iphone & ipad In-app purchase
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Overall Satisfaction click me 93
This is certainly the best GPS App I have ever used.
Best online/offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently.
Most dedicated GPS devices are endowed with small screens.
I love the choice of many different mapping services.
This is definitely the best hiking /gps app I have used.
It's really a labor of love for the developers.
Fun & Engaging click me 100
Awesome offline maps.
Usefulness click me 89
we found the altitude reading to be very accurate as well.
and is equally useful for hiking or foreign travel.
My most indispensable app.
Everything you might need in GPS app.
Perfect does everything I was hoping for and more.
Essential Tool for Hiking and Offroad.
Repeat Value click me 100
Zoom levels are well done.
Production Values click me 88
Ease of Use click me 78
GPS and compass features very easy to use.
I can't figure out how to use this.
it's really nice to be able to download maps for offline use.
With the wide variety of maps available and easy downloads.
Planning ahead with book guides make Pre routing easy and accurate.
Updates & Support click me 100
Really sets the bar in quality of app and customer service.
Another unique thing worth noting--the developers actually respond to feedback /questions.
I loved the old version.
Fantastic Customer Service.
Successfully Installed Version 6.
Battery click me 94
You can now save battery life too.
burn precious iPhone battery carelessly.
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►► About Gaia (guy-yuh)
Plan trips and explore the wild with Gaia GPS, on your phone, tablet, and computer.
Since 2009, we've been constantly updating Gaia GPS to help people explore remote places, and stay safer in the woods. Top adventure guides recommend Gaia GPS for exploration all over the world.
Today, eight people contribute to the support and development of Gaia GPS. You can always get in touch with us at support@gaiagps.com.
Gaia comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.
►► Maps
• preview maps online at www.gaiagps.com/map
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• use Gaia's unique, streaming, vector, worldwide topo map
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges
►► Sync, Back-up, and Website
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at www.gaiagps.com
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly
►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and Gaia POI data with webpages from our search engine
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email
• customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more
►► GaiaPro
Subscribe to GaiaPro to get extra features, maps, and support. The cost is $3.99/month or $39.99/year.
* use www.gaiagps.com to print maps and plan routes
* download multi-layered maps - mix and set opacity for many layers at once
* use MapBox cloudless aerial and street maps, the best and most up-to-date OpenStreetMap available
* view weather forecasts from Wunderground
* set custom icons for waypoints you create
* sync high-resolution photos to GaiaCloud
* dedicated email and phone support from within Gaia GPS Settings
To manage your subscription:
• TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy: http://www.gaiagps.com/gaiacloud-terms/
• Visit the following URL for full terms of use: http://www.gaiagps.com/terms_of_use
►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks.
►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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it's really nice to be able to download maps for offline use. found in 43 reviews
to navigate forests and lakes for hunting and fishing. found in 14 reviews
Best topo app I have found for off road driving. found in 9 reviews
Really sets the bar in quality of app and customer service. found in 12 reviews
Making trails for hiking and biking was all I wanted from it. found in 5 reviews
It has points of interest that I couldn't find any other way. found in 6 reviews
limited proprietary map sources and short term obsolescence. found in 13 reviews
UPDATED: I got past the login and can use it. found in 1 reviews
But also many people have off-line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 7 reviews
Only issue is managing the battery life. found in 3 reviews
but there are some excellent links on gaia's site. found in 3 reviews
Great map when you don't have network connection. found in 2 reviews
I like that the dev team is constantly improving the app. found in 2 reviews
Weak link are the map downloads. found in 1 reviews
Good But Not For Geotagging DSLR. found in 2 reviews
When there is no internet service. found in 2 reviews
Great App but Layers Shouldn't Cost Us More. found in 1 reviews
you cannot put it in flight mode to preserve batteries. found in 1 reviews
unfortunately new maps are needed. found in 1 reviews
Works ok but latest UI is a step backward. found in 1 reviews
Unfortunately it appears this app no longer supports snowmobile trails. found in 1 reviews
but it is not a reliable as Garmin standalone GPS unit. found in 2 reviews
Other GPS tracking apps correctly register as 0 mph. found in 3 reviews
Good App but maps out of date. found in 1 reviews
Remember to switch maps to open cycle. found in 2 reviews
but will not load saved maps. found in 5 reviews
Poor quality maps and interface. found in 2 reviews
However I am disappointed with the app for the following reasons: 1. found in 2 reviews
but had been looking at GPS Kit as well. found in 2 reviews
But also many people have off- line GPS navigation apps installed. found in 2 reviews
Not working on new OS 4 :. found in 2 reviews
Crashes on iPad mini Please fix ASAP iOS 7. found in 1 reviews
rated better for offline maps.   rated better for travel companion.  
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108,091
rated better for gps navigation.  
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14,698
rated better for fishing spots.  
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704
"This really us the best topo map app you can buy."
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287
"Any Topo map you need… with amazingly useful tools."
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1,008
"and usually have better trail maps than a topo map."
★★★★
7
"Great offline navigation map without data plan."
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6,000
"Thanks for this low cost alternative for a Offline GPS app."
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6,640
"especially traveling in foreign countries OFFLINE GPS Detail maps."
"Great app makes iPhone a real Offline GPS."
"A very useful gps app which save my location and coordinates."
"s most installed offline gps navigation app powered by tomtom maps."
"This app helps me manage my battery life a whole bunch."
★★★★★
28,227
"This app is very convenient and helps me manage my battery consumption."
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18,281
"Great app helps you manage your battery life for longer usage of device."
"Helps manage battery life and displays remaining battery level."
"Great tool with sufficient information to significantly help manage battery usage."
"I use it everyday to help manage battery life and other features."
 
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • very recommendable for hikers and bikers.
  • Best online/ offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently.
  • It took me several unsatisfactory GPS mapping Apps to get here.
  • Best online/offline GPS and topo map app for iOS currently.
  • Save topo maps and find your way without cellular or wireless connection.
  • I used this app for dirt bike riding in Foresthill Ca.
  • turned on all the backcountry power saving features.
  • By far the best app for offline navigation.
  • Fast acquisition of GPS signal and very accurate.
  • You can now save battery life too.
  • Rivals arcmap for gps tracking.
  • Great mapping software.
  • Fun to also take photos along the way.
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